Fayetteville 43, North Little Rock 33

FAYETTEVILLE — The showdown between two of the top teams in Arkansas Class 7A football lived up to its billing. And much like its previous classic battle from two years before, Fayetteville won over North Little Rock again in a similar wild back and forth fashion.



The Bulldogs built a two-touchdown lead late in the first half, then watched as fumbles and miscues allowed North Little Rock to rally for the lead on two seperate occasions in the second half. But Fayetteville stuck to what was working best, leaning on an effective running game to wear … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 7, Russellville 6

ROGERS — Junior quarterback Joel Brackett took the snap and took a knee on consecutive plays, then celebrated with his teammates as Rogers Heritage held on for a tough 7-6 win over Russellville on Friday night.

The War Eagles (1-1) and coach Perry Escalante were all smiles as they exchanged congratulations near midfield in Gates Stadium. A direct contrast from a week earlier when Escalante and his players were stunned as a late turnover helped Olathe (Kan.) North skate away with a late victory.

However, the Heritage defense came up with stop after stop, holding Russellville (1-1) scoreless in the second half … Continue Reading ››

Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 46, Springdale Har-Ber 22

Quarterback T.J. Green threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst rolled to a 46-22 victory over the Wildcats Friday. It was the second consecutive trip into Missouri for Har-Ber, which lost 42-13 at Webb City to open the season.

Green threw for 366 yards after Har-Ber gave up over 400 yards on the ground last week against the Cardinals. Webb City began the week ranked No. 1 in Missouri’s Class 4A while Rockhurst is No. 5 in Class 6A.

Shiloh Christian 12, Naples (Fla.) First Baptist 8

Kyle Freeman rushed for 166 yards including a 70-yard touchdown run, and the Shiloh Christian defense came up with two huge fourth quarter sacks to hand coach Jeff Conaway his first win as the Saints head coach.

Shiloh Christian (1-1) led 12-0 before FBA scored a fourth quarter touchdown and recovered an on-side kick. But the Saints' Colton Parten came up with two huge sacks to thwart the Lions' scoring chances.

Claremore (Okla.) Stuns Rogers High

CLAREMORE, Okla. — A quarterback switch gave Claremore, Okla. a much needed lift Friday night.

Aaron McCollough took control of the offense to start the second and the sophomore guided the Zebras to two quick second half touchdowns as Claremore defeated Rogers High 17-14 in a nonconference game.

McCollough was 2-for-3 passing for 79 yards an one touchdown as the Zebras scored two touchdowns in a span of just over two minutes in the third quarter. Both completions were to senior Dustin Basks, who started the game at quarterback but moved to receiver to start the second half.

“McCollough is just young and … Continue Reading ››

Week 2 Storylines

Pulaski Academy started Week 2 with a 52-20 road win over New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) Thursday night and 109 games will cap the week Friday night.

To see a schedule of tonight's games, check out our Week 2 scoreboard. Scores will be updated periodically throughout the night.

Here are some story lines to keep an eye on during Friday's games.

Battle for No. 2

Despite a one-point loss to Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst last week, Bentonville remained No. 1 in the 7A according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's and Hooten's polls.

The two spots behind the Tigers are held by Fayetteville and North Little Rock … Continue Reading ››

Pulaski Academy Travels Far for Non-Conference Games

Here is a map showing the route to take if you were to drive to all three of Pulaski Academy's non-conference games.
Here is a map showing the route to take if you were to drive to all three of Pulaski Academy's non-conference games.
Pulaski Academy's three non-conference games this season are all on the road, with two of them played outside of the Natural State's borders.

Last week, the Bruins battled Texas-powerhouse Highland Park and led at halftime, before ultimately losing 48-42.

The game was played at the Scots' home field, … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Caity Townsend + Merscedez Ruiz

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Springdale junior tennis co-captains Caity Townsend (left) and Merscedez Ruiz.
Juniors Caity Townsend and Merscedez Ruiz have become the top tennis players for Springdale High two years after making the team as freshmen.

Ruiz has a 3-3 record in No. 1 singles, while Townsend is 6-0 in No. 2 singles. The duo is 3-2 playing No. 1 doubles together.

They’ve helped Springdale get off to one of its better starts in the last few years, including a win over crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber in August, the first time the Lady Bulldogs … Continue Reading ››

NWA WEEK 1 TOP PERFORMERS

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NWA Media -- Farmington junior Justice Hobbs scored 4 touchdowns against Prairie Grove last week.
Everyone is buzzing about Bryan Grigsby of Rogers High this week, and rightfully so after his record-setting 32-446, 5TD performance against Siloam Springs in the season opener last Friday night at Whitey Smith Stadium.

But Grigsby was not the lone standout individual performer by a Northwest Arkansas athlete last week. There were many shining moments as the 2014 season got underway with games starting Monday (Lincoln) and ending at almost midnight Saturday (Springdale … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Week 2 Football Notes

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Springdale coach Shane Patrick.
  Some pre-Alma game notes.

  • The big question is pretty clear at this point: Is Springdale closer to the team that led Greenwood after the first 14 minutes Friday night or do the Bulldogs more resemble the team that gave up 49 unanswered points during the second and third quarters of the 56-26 loss?


  • Coach Shane Patrick: “We could’ve played a lot better. Our kids know it. We know it. We did play better at times in the game. And at other times we just didn’t … Continue Reading ››

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